With circular polarizers ranging from $50 all the way to $150, what exactly IS the ~$100 worth? Now, I'm very aware of the MR coating, and what kind of benefits it can give you. "Water resistance, dust resistance, and more heavy duty over the non-mr filter". I am currently looking at the "B+W 77mm Circular Polarizer with Multi-Resistant Coating" for my lenses. Being the fact that this costs quite a bit for a small piece of glass, I will be using it with a step up ring for my smaller threads.
On to the actual question.. Does the polarizing of this filter actually make a VISUAL difference over a cheaper B+W filter? I don't really need all the heavy duty aspects of a filter, being that I'm very tidy. I'd definitely pay the extra money if the contrast on reflections and/or skies and water makes a big difference. Can someone with either filter or experience with these inform me a little more? Thanks